FAQs

You Were Wondering?

We're always happy to hear from you, but we know sometimes you just want an answer. Here is a collection of answers to the most often-asked questions. If you can't find what you're looking for, please use our Contact Form to let us know.

Ordering From Us

At americanapparel.net protecting your information is a priority.

With regard to overall security, we always use industry standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving data exchanged with our site. The facilities that house our servers are physically secured to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of all data and information collected.

The calculation of sales tax is based on applicable state and local taxes.

Related Questions

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. No Cash on Delivery (COD) or alternate payment methods are available.

Please note the following limitations:

  • The credit card billing address must be in the same country as the ship to address.


  • Only one credit card can be used per transaction.


  • Related Questions

    Your credit card will be authorized on the date your order is placed, but you will not be charged until the items ship. Depending on your banking institution, a pending authorization generally takes 2-3 business days to clear.

    Related Questions

    You may have noticed a pending authorization post on your account. The pending authorization for the full amount of an order is a common bank practice to verify an account’s authenticity and to ensure it has sufficient funds. Depending on your banking institution, a pending authorization generally takes 2-3 business days to clear.

    Your credit card will be charged the invoice total upon shipping.

    Please only click the “Submit Order” button once to avoid multiple authorizations.

    If you have any additional questions, feel free to Contact Us.

    Unfortunately, we do not offer price adjustments, so we cannot provide a partial refund for an item that goes on sale after you have purchased it.

    There are two ways to view the status of your order:

    1. View the status of a single order by entering your order number on the Shipping Options page.

    -OR-

    2. Sign in to your account and review your complete order history. Don’t have an account? Sign up now.

    Please call 1-888-747-0070 or Contact Us for the status of international orders.

    Items that are not available for immediate shipment are placed on backorder and will ship at a later date. Please note that while your credit card will be authorized on the date that your order is placed, you will not be charged for a backordered item until it ships.

    Please be aware that backorder dates are approximate and subject to change.

    If you can't find an answer to your question here, then please use our Contact Form or call Customer Service at 1-888-747-0070.

    Related Questions

    Below is a list of supported browsers. Some site features won’t function as expected if you use an old or beta test version.

    •Internet Explorer: 8.x, 9.x (Windows)
    •Firefox: 16.x (Windows, Mac OS X)
    •Safari: 5.x, 6.x (Mac OS X)
    •Chrome: 22.x (Windows, Mac OS X)

    If a site feature doesn't work when using a browser version listed above:

    -Download the latest version above and try again.
    -Try using a different browser as a temporary workaround solution.

    American Apparel reserves the right to cancel any order and refund your order in full at any time.

    Shipping

    Yes, unfortunately items containing liquids cannot be shipped internationally due to certain regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, nail polish, care products, or dye products.

    Yes, we can ship to P.O. and A.P.O. boxes in the US, just remember to select Budget shipping.

    Please note: We cannot ship Standard or Express orders to P.O. and A.P.O. boxes.

    Shipments to A.P.O. addresses may take up to 6-8 weeks.

    Related Questions

    We do not require a signature. However, depending on the quantity of items ordered and delivery area, this may be at the discretion of the carrier.

    Related Questions

    Please refer to the Shipping Options page for information on which regions we currently ship to.

    Please call Customer Service for details at 1-888-747-0070.

    Returns & Exchanges

    You certainly can as long as the item is not marked as a final sale item on our website.

    We offer a free domestic return shipping label with tracking.
    To print it out Click here to print it out.

    Return your items to:
    Consumer Returns Dept.
    American Apparel
    16400 Trojan Way
    La Mirada, CA 90638
    United States

    We recommend that you obtain a tracking number for your records. American Apparel is not responsible for lost return shipments.

    Please do not refuse a package or mark it “return to sender”.This may prolong the delivery back to us or result in a lost package.

    Please note: We cannot accept returns on laundered or altered items.

    Please Contact Us quickly if you would like to make any changes to your order. We are unable to make changes once your order has shipped.

    We apologize for the error with your order and will certainly correct this for you. Please Contact Us and we will assist you with a return label.

    In our effort to provide the best quality control, and customer service, please report all issues with orders.

    Unfortunately, you must return the item to a retail store. Items sent to the factory will be returned to sender.

    If you wish to return an item purchased with a Gift Card or E-Gift Card, simply select an exchange item and indicate it on the return form. Please select an item of equal or greater value than the item being returned.

    You may also return items (with the exception of those marked “final sale”) for store credit at any of our US retail locations.

    If you originally paid for the item with a Gift Card and credit card, you will receive a store credit for the amount of the Gift Card. The remaining balance will be transferred back to your credit card.

    If so, you will be issued an American Apparel Gift Card Number via email which can be used online and/or at retail stores. All gifts must be returned by mail. If you have any questions, please contact customer service.

    Gift Cards, E-Gift Cards, and Promo Codes

    Yes, we sell two types of Gift Cards:

    American Apparel E-Gift Cards:

    E-Gift Cards can only be purchased online, but may be redeemed online or in-store. E-Gift Cards are sent via e-mail on the same day the order is placed. E-Gift Cards do not expire.



    American Apparel Gift Cards:

    Gift Cards can be purchased and used both online and in our retail stores.

    Gift Cards cannot be redeemed for cash (except in states that require redemption for cash) or replaced if lost or stolen.

    Please note: Gift Cards may be mailed out separately from the rest of your order. US Gift Cards/E-Gift Cards can only be redeemed at our US Online Store and retail locations.

    Buy American Apparel E-Gift Cards and Gift Cards.

    You, or your lucky recipient, will receive the E-Gift Card code by e-mail within a few hours of ordering. The code arrives activated and ready to be redeemed at our US Online Store.

    Redeem your E-Gift Card during the payment step (Step 4) of the checkout process. Enter your 16-digit code into the “Gift Card” box, and then click the “Apply Gift Card” button.

    The value of your E-Gift Card will be subtracted from your total. If there is a balance due, you can pay using your credit card. If you have money remaining, it will be retained on your E-Gift Card and you can use it for future purchases.

    Please make sure to use your E-Gift Card on the US Online Store.

    Yes, you may use your E-Gift Card in a retail store. Simply present a printed copy of your e-mail during the checkout process.

    Please make sure to use your E-Gift Card at one of our US retail locations.

    Call our Customer Service Team at 1-213-688-1474 or 1-888-747-0070 and they can assist you with combining the balance of multiple gift cards.

    If you wish to return an item purchased with a Gift Card or E-Gift Card, simply select an exchange item and indicate it on the return form. Please select an item of equal or greater value than the item being returned.

    You may also return items (with the exception of those marked “final sale”) for store credit at any of our US retail locations.

    If you originally paid for the item with a Gift Card and credit card, you will receive a store credit for the amount of the Gift Card. The remaining balance will be transferred back to your credit card.

    Occasionally, American Apparel sends special promotional offers to our newsletter subscribers as well as Le Club American Apparel members. These offers may include a “Promo Code". Activate your Promo Code during the payment step of the checkout process (Step 4). Enter your code into the "Promo Code” box, and then click the "Apply" button. The discount or special offer will be applied to your order.

    If your Promo Code fails to activate, it may be because it has expired or perhaps the items in your shopping bag are not eligible. If you have any concerns, please Contact Us before completing your order. Promo Codes cannot be retroactively applied.

    Please note: Promo Codes may not be combined with other offers and are not valid at our retail store locations (unless otherwise specified).

    Related Questions

    Our promotions are time, place, and sometimes product-specific. We do not offer retroactive discounts towards an order you've already placed.

    Related Questions

    If you can't find an answer to your question here, then please use our Contact Form or contact Customer Service at 1-888-747-0070.

    Our Products

    For information on how to wash and care for your American Apparel garments, please refer to our Fabric Information.

    Our clothes are cut to be figure-flattering to almost all body types. If you're not sure what size to get or if you're in-between sizes, we suggest ordering the next size up. Please refer to our Size Charts and if you are still unsure, please call Customer Service at 1-888-747-0070 for further assistance.

    Many of our styles are equally flattering and functional on men and women. All "Unisex" products are sized for men; women may prefer to order one size smaller.

    Related Questions

    Many of our products are made from 100% cotton. We have over 30 fabrics, each with unique features and characteristics. To learn more about our complete line please refer to our Fabric Information.

    Related Questions

    If you can't find an answer to your question here, then please use our Contact Form. For more urgent inquiries, please contact Customer Service at 1-888-747-0070.

    Related Questions
    Our Company

    American Apparel is a vertically integrated manufacturer and retailer of clothing for men, women, kids and dogs. Meaning, we've consolidated all stages of production under one roof at our downtown Los Angeles factory—from the cutting and sewing, right through to the photography and marketing. To learn more about our company and mission, please visit our corporate web site: www.americanapparel.net.

    Do we ever! We opened our first retail store in November 2004. Since that first store in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, we now have retail locations in eleven countries on three continents. For a complete listing of all our retail stores, including a handy zip code store locator, please refer to our Store Locations.

    Related Questions

    We have hundreds of positions available worldwide. We are a company concerned with human factors, and our target market is one of young adults. Rather than exploit cheap labor, we leverage art, design, and technology to advance our business. If you would like to learn more please refer to our Job Opportunities.

    Related Questions

    Our models are beautiful people, just like you. They're regular people (we don't use professional models), many of whom work for American Apparel. Check out our Photo Collections - you can see some of the best and most evocative images captured by our staff.

    Related Questions

    If you can't find an answer to your question here, then please use our Contact Form. Our customer service representatives will get you a swift reply with helpful answers.

    Related Questions

    If you don't see the answers you're looking for,
    please contact us.

    More helpful links:

    Order Status

    Shipping Options

    Returns & Exchanges

    Privacy Policy

    Does this answer your question? If not, please Contact Us.